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Criminal Justice

Co-published with The American Prospect. Journalist Linda Tirado is dying after being shot by cops while covering the George Floyd protests. Her work told the story of poverty from the inside out.

Co-published with The Baffler. Myopic responses perpetuate the “opioid epidemic.”

Co-published with palabra and WHYY. Gun violence suffered by Latinos in the U.S. has increased. Survivors often face a difficult road ahead that includes medical bills and accessing mental health resources.

Co-published with Mother Jones. In New York City, a program is working to create a pathway to union jobs for the formerly incarcerated.

Co-published with The Guardian. In the US, IQ scores are often a key factor in gauging parenting ability. Critics say the assessments are misguided and unfair – and the results can be devastating.

Co-published with The NationThere are few things more important for people in prison than keeping links with the outside world. That task falls overwhelmingly to women.

Co-published with The New York TimesDecades of tough-on-crime sentencing and increasingly rigid release policies have left many to grow old in a system that was not designed to accommodate them.

Co-published with Rolling Stone. A veteran reporter looks back on when he was laid off from his newspaper gig and instead of taking a dead-end desk job turned to running van loads of marijuana across state lines.

Co-published with Mother JonesHow a group of activists took on the telecom industry—and won.

Co-published with Literary Hub. “Even after 25 years in journalism, I never knew humanity the way I did working at a strip club and moving product.”

Co-published with The NibIn Lexington, Kentucky, a police officer did the unthinkable – at least to his fellow cops.

Co-published with RevealFemale agents are so rare in the U.S. Border Patrol that they have their own nickname: the Fearless 5%. It’s meant as a badge of honor, but the title is a bold admission of the

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